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Plants, Essential Multi-Taskers and Lifesavers

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The research on the benefits of plants has exploded in the last 10 years owing in good part to global warming and real estate values.  In many ways this interest is obvious given photosynthesis produces Oxygen and digests Carbon Dioxide and landscaping your home enhances first impressions (and thus value).   We have attempted here to provide links to just some of the relevant data that has established facts such as $1 of landscaping adds $1.09 of home value and increases from there, unlike any other home improvement expenditure.


We also recognize the current hot trends inherent with plants like local food production, organic gardening, container planting and edible landscaping.  And, the calming impact of nature's plants on the human condition.  We hope you will help us add relevant links to research articles of interest and importance.

Healthy Benefits of Trees Infographic

"Grow Clean Air" Fact Sheet

Gardening ,,, The Wonder Drug

Benefits of Trees: List

Green Spaces = Smater Kids

Discover the Surprising Side of Plants

22 Benefits of Urban Street Trees

Plants Add "Balance" To Your Life

Trees Actually Save Lives ... News Story

Evidence that Tree and Human Health Linked

The Worth of Trees

How Valuable is a Tree? 

500% Return on Street Trees

 Plant a Tree ... Save the World

 Plants ... the Greatest Pharmacy on Earth

 Why Plants are Important

 Health and the Well-Being of Plants

The Economic Value of Medicinal Plants & Plant Based Drugs

Planting Plants Can Reduce Crime

Improve Your Mood & Productivity with Plants

Community Trees ... the WORTH?

Living Near More Trees Makes You Feel Younger/Wealthier

Fight Crime with Flower Power

Pot a Plant for a Healthier Household

The Many Benefits of Trees

The Monetary Value of Landscape Plants

Helping Office Worker Productivity

All the "Values" of Urban Trees

Trees are Good, Trees have Value

Benefits of Planting Trees, Shrubs & Flowers

GescheiderCircle.JPGA Tree's Importance and Environmental Benefit/See all 8 reasons/The Urban Tree Book

Happiness is Mowing the Lawn, Really

Blood Pressure & Cortisol Help Too

New Japanese Research on Plants & Health

Trees Matter

Trees (and all other purposely grown plants except weeds, and even they are not all bad) - - were “green” long before “green” became popular, politically correct & a complicated tradeoff!  

  • Increased Property Values & Quality of Life
  • Better Air Quality & Carbon Sequestration
  • Enhanced Shade/Protection & Energy Savings
  • Helpful Water Conservation & Storm-water Remediation
  • We now have the capability to account for the benefits of trees … beyond just pleasing aesthetics.

Trees Matter … with a proven Economic Value … increasing with maturity, year after year.  They provide significant benefits beyond purchase cost and upkeep!  - - take a look!  Photosynthesis is the "real deal" solar power!

If you come across a particularly compelling piece of research on the importance of plants, please email it to so we can add to our collection of relevant green industry facts & benefits.  Thank you.